Espadaleader

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Hello everyone! I'm a new IRTA planning to start on June 2nd at the NHLBI. How is the process going for everyone?
 
May 26, 2011
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If you don't mind me asking, how did you get your offer? Did you contact PIs or did they contact you?
 
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Espadaleader

Espadaleader

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May 27, 2010
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I contacted PIs directly. They will almost never seek you out.
 
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Espadaleader

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I emailed 30+ got about 12 responses got 2 interviews and 1 offer.
 
Dec 24, 2011
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I also contacted labs. I think I contacted 40-50 before I got a position. I'll be starting in June or July at the NCI.
 
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I'm starting to write my emails right now. It gets a bit tedious trying to find something original to say to each PI. I'm mostly applying to NIEHS and a few NIAID so I might not end up in Bethesda (if I even get in at all).